Clicked on Amazon Spam

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  1. MisterRyan07 macrumors newbie

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    I shop at Amazon a lot and when I saw in the subject like that my Amazon order has been cancelled, I did without thinking clicked on the link and it opened 2 windows and lead me to what looks like a TMZ homepage on my iPhone using Safari. Should I be concerned? I cleared out my browsing history via Settings. Do I have to go as far as changing passwords?
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    I would do so to reduce the possiblity of people hacking into my account.
    Also, clearing browsing history does not help much on removing the threat.
    And, next time try to see the actual link before cliking into anything.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Do you want to make sure your account won't be hacked?
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You should have already changed your passwords if you still can.
     
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Did you supply your Apple ID and password? If so, definitely change the password. If you gave no information, then you should be ok.
     
  6. skinsone macrumors regular

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    Dang, same thing happened to me on my laptop after I cancelled a amazon order. Although I never opened the email or clicked on the link, I just forwarded it to both amazon abuse and icloud spam and immediately changed my passwords.

    Now I get 20 or more spam emails a day from these creeps; most the "from" addy's say xxxxx@ mac.com. All get forwarded again.

    I did go and change in my mail settings to not allow download content, set up rules for my junk folder and now they just go there.

    Still a pain.
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Always wise to not follow a URL in an email unless you are sure. Next time you get an email like that just delete it and go to the Amazon to see what is going on. The scammers are getting better and better.
     
  8. MisterRyan07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which is why I'm asking. No need to sound condescending.
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    I didn't supply anything. No information was exchanged as far as I know. But I don't know what happened in the background of it.
     
  9. giancarlo007 macrumors member

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    Nothing happened. You're good.
     
  10. skinsone macrumors regular

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    Out of caution, I changed my amazon password and also removed my credit card immediately. Few days after I received a fraud text on that card from USAA. Seems someone in CA, I'm on East Coast, attempted to charge $960.00 at a clothing store.

    I really wish amazon would give a 2-factor option.
     
  11. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Which is why I answered. No need to sound offended.
     
  12. MisterRyan07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did this happen by clicking on an Amazon spam link? And Amazon does have 2-factor option. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201962420
     
  13. skinsone macrumors regular

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    No ... the emails came a couple of weeks after the fraud text.

    What I found odd about this is I haven't purchased from amazon in over a year. Then when I did, and subsequently canceled that order, the fraud and emails started. Thankfully USAA canceled that card and issued a new one.

    If amazon has a 2 factor option, I sure haven't found it on their website.
     
  14. MisterRyan07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's on the link I provided: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201962420

    It tells you to go to Advanced Security Settings. Or you can google Amazon 2-step
     
  15. skinsone macrumors regular

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